HOLLYMOUNT School has officially opened its new STEM lab – and had a very special guest to do the honours. 

Professor Don Pollacco, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Warwick who researches extrasolar planets and is currently in the PLATO (Planetary Transits and Oscillations of stars) project) was invited along for the big day.

The STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) lab has been designed to be used for science, computing and DT lessons. 

It is a space intended to enable children to explore and be inquisitive and to help make their learning meaningful.

With links to Warwick University’s outreach programme, the school are also hoping to use the STEM lab to host a range of professionals and academics that can inspire the children. Workshops will be held for families to participate in and also as a space for the wider community.

Children from other schools in The Black Pear Trust will be able to use the lab and benefit from its resources too.

Other guests from Warwick university were also present.